TEHRAN (Iran News) – Ambassador of Italy to Tehran yesterday said that major part of 1.6m doses of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccines which have been donated by Italy will arrive in Tehran tomorrow (on Monday) and remaining part will arrive in the coming weeks.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the meeting of representatives of COVID-19 vaccine donating countries with Iran’s health minister, Ambassador Giuseppe Perrone said that today was a good opportunity for international cooperation between Iran and other countries in the field of health cooperation while Italy has some joint projects with Iran in the medical and health fields, and expressed hope the co-operations would broaden more every day.
He added that during the meeting the participants talked about COVID vaccines and he is happy that Iran has progressed considerably in this field and expressed hope the donated COVID vaccines by Italy to Iran could help Tehran in its fight with Coronavirus and acceleration in vaccination in the country.
Perrone went on to say that as well as health, Italy has cooperation with Iran in the economic and trade fields and the country enjoys having an old and deep-rooted relation with Tehran. The diplomat added that Italy was the first country which has been on the list of trade and economic cooperation with Iran. He stated that although the trade volume has been declined due to the sanctions, he hopes these relations would be bolstered.
He noted that Italy has good relations with Iran in the field of education and they have had good interactions and exchanges in the field of art and culture though the exchange of students and experts and it will broaden in the future.
Perrone added that today it is a very crucial time that Iranian people like the Italians have suffered from the COVID-19 and expressed hope this cooperation can have its positive impact on the lives of the people.